Wednesday 14 December 2011

WOYWW - 132 But first of all............

......last week on WOYWW, before the dreaded bug got me once again, I showed how I made some 'sparklies' (snowflakes, icicles and baubles) for cards - go here to take another look. A few people asked me to show the cards I used the embellishments on, and this is one of them:
It's for a special neighbour and his wife. He's given us some of his super 'fishing catches' over the year -  OK, so I doubt if he has a little penguin with him when he goes off fishing and he most definitely doesn't dress up in girlie outfits!

I used:

- white 6" x 6" card stock

- image stamped using LOTV 'Fishing Buddies' image, coloured with Pro Markers

- pearlescent beige card from the snippets folder 

- blue background patterned 'snowflake' paper from Craftwork Cards 'Frosty Christmas' paper pack - bought at Ally Pally in the Autumn

- snowflakes and icicles made last WOYWW - the snowflakes had a blue 'moonstone' brad added to each of them, from Wild Orchid Crafts

- sentiment from Craftwork Cards - edged with a Quickie Glue Pen and then sprinkled with some 'Pixie Dust'. That's my new name for the unmarked tubs of fine Glamour Dust-like sparkles I have here - it saves having to explain every time!! :)

- more Pixie Dust on the fur, stars and snowflakes on the image

And, as to the rest of this calm and peaceful environment.........take a look at this, taken just before I scampered to bed early last night:
A total MESS while I've been writing cards - but see the Pricing In Proportion Gauge ruler thingy lying there - such a life saver and not expensive from Staples to check the thickness of your cards
A swing to the right and a shed load of stash to be put away!! And poor Norman the Bunny still waiting to be mended
Man, this is doing my head in, I can't cope with mess like this - I'm off to console myself by seeing how many other crafters are in just the same boat this week - in between trying to sort out that pickle. Join me here at Julia's if you want to feel a bit better about any current panics in your pre-Christmas activites :))

Happy WOYWW!



  1. Hope you're feeling much better very soon Di. I will send round my little elves to help you tidy up :-)
    A x

  2. Cor, lucky for you I have my megaphone to hand: TIDY THAT MESS UP!! ! ! !

    Looks like you been a busy bunny despite feeling rough.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery honey xxxx

  3. Tee hee Di!!

    I think nearly everyone's desk will be looking like this at the moment.

    I know mine is .. .. and the dining room table too!!!

    Hope you are feeling much better now.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Awesome looking desk and I love that card for your fisherman friend! Hope you get to feeling better! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week and Happy Holidays! Vickie #35

  5. That ruler was the best thing ive ever bought at the post office cheaper than posting my crimbo cards...lolJust dont get me started on the price of
    Have happy wedensday
    hugs judex10

  6. Good morning; thought I'd pop in to say Hi quickly. Hope you have a fabulous and creative week. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us today.
    Neil #13

  7. Wow you desk looks crazy!! lol. I was told there was one of the ruler things for checking your cards, thanks for telling me where you found yours!!

    Shirley Pumpkin #63

  8. I love the card its really gorgeous, especially the glittery icicles. I hope you feel better soon and have a great week :)

  9. My desk looked like yours yesterday but all nice and tidy - for now. Won't stay that way as I'm off for another play shortly. Love the icicles, haven't got many dies, just the bog standard ovals and circle type but I can see a purchase coming on for next year.
    Ann B

  10. WOW....I love love love the Christmas card...lucky neighbour I say!!!..........I am gonna make a real HUGE effort to make 5 cards each Rudolph Day!!...What are the chances?? xxx

  11. Hells bells you should see my desk as haven't touched it for two weeks!! Yours looks normal. Sorry to hear you got the bug again. Hope it clears up for christmas.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Ha - now that's a messy desk, lol!! But you do have an excuse if you're not feeling well... hope you pick up soon in time for Christmas. That ruler sounds like a fab idea - blimey postage has gone up....
    Hugs, LLJ #34 xx
    PS Why is the bunny called Norman??

  13. Hi Di, Hope your feeling better soon! love your card its a fabulous image which l adore love the background and your icicles are brilliant, Poor Norman does look like he needs some tlc and l'm sure once your better you'll get round to sorting him out your desk isn't too bad anyway it's your mess we tidy up after everybody else so why not create some of your Have a great Christmas:) Sandra H

  14. Hello Ms. Di! What a cute little card. I'm sure the fisherman neighbor will get a kick out of it!

    I like the looks of your desk. It looks warm and inviting!!! I could just see myself pulling up a chair and playing with your stash.

    I did it!! I joined in this week.... thanks for your inspiration!!

  15. Beautiful little card Di, love the soft colours, blue and brown go so well together. Sorry you're still a bit under the weather, hope it passes soon. I had no idea you could get a Proportion Gauge Ruler Thingy!!! And look at that "mess"! Bet that's like finger nails down a black board to you, lol!

    Brenda 68

  16. Bummer that you are under the weather so close to the holidays. Love the card though. He just might have a penguin, and isn't telling you about it. Shhhh. LOL! Thanks for sharing your desk! Happy WOYWW! -Amanda 29

  17. Sorry you've been poorly Di, but you're still producing such lovely creations!

    Haven't visited much lately, bit chaotic here, but I;ve had a quick squizz at past posts and like the 'front and back' cards for the girls, and I've copied and printed that steak & mushroom pie recipe, sounds yum!!!


    Debs #89

  18. Your little eskimo card is fab. I know how cold he feels - no boiler since Monday and not fixed till Friday!!! Brrrr. Hope you soon feel better. x Jo

  19. Lovely card and I am sure your neighbours will love it. Desk looks like you are busy. Elaine

  20. Lovely card, hope you feel better soon, Hugs May x x x x

  21. My flat is so tiny that I end up crafting on the floor... and my floor looks just like your desk! I feel like I need an extra house just to put all my stuff in, and have the space for a decent desk to work at!

    I'm sure your neighbour will love that card, it's very cute. M x

  22. Hope you are feeling better... the card is just lovely... and in my favourite colours... just beautiful...xx

  23. I popped in, and then I popped out again...reminded me,I needed stamps! Love your card, and I'm sure your neighbour will love it too, and maybe next time he goes fishing, he may well dress in a furry coat and take his pet penguin with him!
    Happy Crafting and Happy WOYWW

  24. Sorry to hear you have been poorly Bunny! Nice card you have there and I think most desks are messy this week. Can't even show mine properly as it has the makings of a Christmas pressie on there which I don't want someone to see!!

  25. Hi Di d so agree with you about the hectic mess of this time of the year and wow do I really love how you have used the glittery bits on your new take on a fishing Christmas card love it, Shaz in oz.x

  26. Fabulous card Di, love the icicles and snow flake the really show the glitter. Cute image and a really great card.

    Kath x

  27. Looks as though you are organised ... that measuring device and books of stamps is super-organised if you ask me :) I love those icicles too - and the cute wee penguin is a winner. Elizabeth x #66

  28. Love the icy look of your card. Your space has some clutter but I think you are far from being lost in a pile of rubble so never fear!


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